Department of Physical Therapy Education faculty members Bill Andrews, Srikant Vallabhajosula and Crystal Ramsey have received notification of acceptance of a research study entitled Reliability and Normative Values of the Wheelchair Propulsion Test: A Preliminary Investigation. Co-authors include Meredith Smith and Meredith Holder Lane, both of whom are Elon DPT graduates of the Class of 2017.
Professor Bill Andrews, Associate Professor Srikant Vallabhajosula, Assistant Professor Crystal Ramsey, and DPT alumnae Meredith Smith and Meredith Holder Lane submitted the results of a research study entitled "Reliability and Normative Values of the Wheelchair Propulsion Test: A Preliminary Investigation" to the peer-reviewed journal NeuroRehabilitation.
Based on its Impact Factor, NeuroRehabilitation is in the top quartile of all peer-reviewed rehabilitation journals. These investigators have been notified that their manuscript was accepted "as is" and will be published this fall.
These investigators are excited to publish the results of their work substantiating the clinimetric properties of the Wheelchair Propulsion Test, especially since there is a dearth of objective measures of mobility for patients and clients who rely upon a wheelchair for locomotion. Follow-up work with the Wheelchair Propulsion Test is ongoing in collaboration with other DPT students and graduates.
Andrews, Vallabhajosula and Ramsey are faculty members in the Department of Physical Therapy Education. Smith and Lane graduated with the DPT Class of 2017. Smith is a physical therapist with OhioHealth in Columbus, OH and Lane is a physical therapist at Wilson Medical Center in Wilson, NC.